A case study: settlement response of the historic Hoca Pasha Mosque to a deep circular shaft excavation

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Abstract

This paper presents a finite element simulation of the response of the historic
Hoca Pasha Mosque in Istanbul to ground settlements stemming from a neighboring shaft excavation. The focus is on the behavior of major existing cracks. A linear elastic material model is adopted for the masonry walls. The settlement analyses are performed considering possible free–field ground settlement profiles. The openings and closings of the existing
cracks are tracked by means of interface elements. The results show that settlement response of the mosque was more sensitive to the curvature of the chosen settlement profile rather than to the mechanical properties of the structure. Furthermore, for the considered settlement scenarios, the effect of the existing cracks is negligible on the overall response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEURO:TUN 2017 Proceedings of the IV International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering
EditorsGünter Hofstetter , Konrad Bergmeister, Günther Meschke, Helmut Schweiger
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEURO:TUN 2017: 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 18 Apr 201720 Apr 2017
Conference number: 4
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Conference

ConferenceEURO:TUN 2017: 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering
Abbreviated titleEURO:TUN 2017
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period18/04/1720/04/17
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